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(1)The Board must, in accordance with this Part, assess and determine whether the Code of Practice for Statistics under section 10 continues to be complied with in relation to statistics already designated as National Statistics under section 12.
(2)If under subsection (1) the Board determines that the Code continues to be complied with in relation to any statistics already designated as National Statistics under section 12, it must confirm their designation as National Statistics; but otherwise it must cancel their designation.
(3)The person responsible for any official statistics in respect of which an assessment is being made under subsection (1) must provide the Board with such information about the statistics as it may reasonably require.
(4)The Board may in exercising its functions under subsection (1) take into account information or advice received from any person.
(5)The Board must publish the results of any assessment under subsection (1).
(6)The designation of any statistics as National Statistics may not be cancelled except pursuant to a determination under subsection (1).
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